University Archives: Rare Autographs, Manuscripts, Books and Memorabilia, 41024, Wilton

Auction Details

Auction Report
Auction Date
April 10, 2024 - April 10, 2024
Page Size: 351 items in 15 pages

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Place Printed Year Published Estimate Actual Price

An extensive archive of bound and loose engravings, 136 in total, of Presidents, First Ladies, politicians, Declaration of Independence signers, historical scenes, and more.

various USD 1,500.00 - 3,000.00 USD 1,625.00
2 Reagan, Carter, Ford, and Nixon

A copy of the "Four Presidents" photograph signed by all four men and beautifully framed.

Washington, D.C. Thursday, October 8, 1981 USD 1,500.00 - 2,000.00 USD 2,750.00
3 Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, and Rosalynn Carter.

Two souvenir photographs autographed by Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, and Rosalynn Carter.

n.p. n.d. USD 100.00 - 200.00 USD 225.00

A full color 8" x 10" photograph depicting 46th President Joe Biden (b. 1942) smiling and giving a thumb's up.

n.d. USD 300.00 - 400.00 USD 1,187.50
5 James Buchanan

A partially printed document signed "James Buchanan" in which the President orders the affixation of the seal to a Proclamation relating to Peru. 1p, measuring 8" x 10",

Washington, D.C. October 14, 1858 USD 400.00 - 500.00 USD 937.50
7 George H.W. Bush

An autograph letter signed by sitting 41st President George H.W. Bush (1924-2018) as "George Bush" on verso.

Wednesday, June 7, 1989 USD 800.00 - 1,000.00 USD 687.50
8 George W. Bush

A piece of promotional material signed by 43rd U.S. President George W. Bush (born 1946) as "George Bush" at center to advertise his forthcoming memoir, "Decision Points" (New York: Crown Publishing Group, 2010).

n.p. n.d. USD 200.00 - 300.00 USD 200.00

An autograph letter signed by written in the months following his first term as President of the United States. 1p of a bifolium, measuring 8" x 10.5",

New York December 16, 1889 USD 300.00 - 400.00 USD 750.00

A document of appointment naming one Benjamin E. Westwood "Postmaster at Youngstown in the County of Mahoning, State of Ohio...", signed by the President as "Calvin Coolidge"

Washington, D.C. Saturday, April 17, 1926 USD 200.00 - 300.00 USD 384.00
12 Mamie Eisenhower

A lengthy handwritten letter from First Lady Mamie Eisenhower. 6pp on three sheets, measuring 7.25" x 10.5",

Gettysburg Saturday, October 13, 1962 USD 100.00 - 200.00 USD 112.50
13 Dwight D. Eisenhower.

A signed limited edition copy of "Crusade In Europe" by Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Garden City ca. 1948 USD 800.00 - 1,000.00 USD 1,750.00
14 Dwight D. Eisenhower.

A typed letter from 34th President Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969) to one Mary A. Lehman, Secretary for the Council of Republican Women of York County.

Gettysburg, PA Monday, June 5, 1961 USD 300.00 - 400.00 USD 250.00
15 Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Signed cover from a softcover edition of "This is Ike: The Picture Story of the Man"

(New York ca. 1952 USD 200.00 - 300.00 USD 562.50
16 Dwight D. Eisenhower.

A signed appointment by President Dwight D. Eisenhower for a UN Ambassador.

Washington, D.C. Friday, January 23, 1953 USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 USD 937.50
17 Millard Fillmore

Two volumes of "The Modern Traveller", out of a ten-book series, from Millard Fillmore's library.

Boston ca. 1830-31 USD 500.00 - 600.00 USD 812.50
18 Millard Fillmore

A partially-printed document signed "Millard Fillmore" in which the President orders negotiation with a group of German city-states. 1p, measuring 8.25" x 10.375",

Washington, D.C. April 27, 1852 USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 USD 531.25
19 Gerald Ford

An autographed note signed on White House stationery by 38th President Gerald Ford to one Samuel Sutton. 1p, measuring 5" x 8",

Washington, D.C. Wednesday, May 10, 2000 USD 300.00 - 400.00 USD 200.00
20 Gerald Ford

Three first-edition softcover copies of the booklet, "The New Constellation: The Story of America as told through its flags - which are the symbols of its civil, economic, and religious freedoms"

(Pittsburgh n.d. USD 200.00 - 300.00 USD 350.00
21 James A. Garfield

A letter from 20th President James A. Garfield (1831-1881) to Major General Ethan A. Hitchcock (1798-1870). 1p, measuring 5" x 8",

Washington, D.C. March 17, 1864 USD 800.00 - 1,000.00 USD 1,187.50
22 Ulysses S. Grant

The first edition of Ulysses S. Grant's Personal Memoirs, Two Volume Set.

New York ca. 1885 and 1886 USD 400.00 - 500.00 USD 1,000.00
24 Warren Harding

Oversized portrait, 16" x 12", showcasing President Warren Harding during a bill signing.

n.d. USD 400.00 - 500.00 USD 875.00
25 Benj. Harrison

A partially-printed document signed "Benj. Harrison" in which the President orders to affix the seal on a pair of envelopes addressed to Czar Alexander III of Russia.

Washington, D.C. December 10, 1889 USD 500.00 - 600.00 USD 625.00
26 Herbert Hoover

A 1p typed letter signed by former 31st U.S. President Herbert Hoover (1874-1964) as "Herbert Hoover" in blue ink near lower right.

Thursday, March 2, 1961 USD 200.00 - 300.00 USD 468.75
27 Herbert Hoover

A First Day Cover signed by sitting 31st U.S. President Herbert Hoover (1874-1964) as "Herbert Hoover" above the typed name of the envelope recipient at lower right.

Washington, D.C. ca. August 27, 1931 USD 200.00 - 300.00 USD 468.75
28 Herbert Hoover

Large signed portrait, 10.5" x 13", ca. 1929, showcasing President Herbert Hoover and British Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald

ca. 1929 USD 300.00 - 400.00 USD 500.00
  • Manuscript Masterpieces from the Schøyen Collection
    London auction, 11 June
    Christie’s, Explore now: The Holkham Hebrew Bible. In Hebrew, decorated manuscript on vellum [Toledo, 2nd quarter 13th century]. £1,500,000–3,000,000
    Christie’s, Explore now: The Crosby-Schøyen Codex. In Coptic, manuscript on papyrus [Upper Egypt, middle 3rd century / 4th century]. £2,000,000–3,000,000
    Christie’s, Explore now: The Geraardsbergen Bible. In Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum [Southern Netherlands, late 12th century]. £700,000–1,000,000
    Christie’s, Explore now : Jean de Courcy (fl. 1420). The Chronique de la Bouquechardiere. In French, illuminated manuscript on vellum [Paris, c.1480]. £200,000–300,000
    Christie’s, Explore now: The ‘Catherine de Medici’ Hours. In Latin and French, illuminated manuscript on vellum [Paris, c.1485]. £120,000–180,000
  • Forum Auctions
    Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper
    30th May 2024
    Forum, May 30: Potter (Beatrix). Complete set of four original illustrations for the nursery rhyme, 'This pig went to market', 1890s. £60,000 to £80,000.
    Forum, May 30: Dante Alighieri.- Lactantius (Lucius Coelius Firmianus). Opera, second edition, Rome, 1468. £40,000 to £60,000.
    Forum, May 30: Distilling.- Brunschwig (Hieronymus). Liber de arte Distillandi de Compositis, first edition of the so-called 'Grosses Destillierbuch', Strassburg, 1512. £22,000 to £28,000.
    Forum, May 30: Eliot (T.S.), W. H. Auden, Ted Hughes, Philip Larkin, Robert Lowell, Seamus Heaney, Ted Hughes, & others. A Personal Anthology for Eric Walter White, 60 autograph poems. £20,000 to £30,000.
    Forum, May 30: Cornerstone of French Enlightenment Philosophy.- Helvetius (Claude Adrien). De l'Esprit, true first issue "A" of the suppressed first edition, Paris, 1758. £20,000 to £30,000.
    Forum Auctions
    Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper
    30th May 2024
    Forum, May 30: Szyk (Arthur). The Haggadah, one of 125 copies, this out-of-series, Beaconsfield Press, 1940. £15,000 to £20,000.
    Forum, May 30: Fleming (Ian). Casino Royale, first edition, first impression, 1953. £15,000 to £20,000.
    Forum, May 30: Japan.- Ryusui (Katsuma). Umi no Sachi [Wealth of the Sea], 2 vol., Tokyo, 1762. £8,000 to £12,000.
    Forum, May 30: Computing.- Operating and maintenance manual for the BINAC binary automatic computer built for Northrop Aircraft Corporation 1949, Philadelphia, 1949. £8,000 to £12,000.
    Forum, May 30: Burmese School (probably circa 1870s). Folding manuscript, or parabaik, from the Court Workshop at the Royal Court at Manadaly, Burma, [c.1870s]. £8,000 to £12,000.
  • Sotheby’s
    Modern First Editions
    Available for Immediate Purchase
    Sotheby’s, Available Now: Winston Churchill. The Second World War. Set of First-Edition Volumes. 6,000 USD
    Sotheby’s, Available Now: A.A. Milne, Ernest H. Shepard. A Collection of The Pooh Books. Set of First-Editions. 18,600 USD
    Sotheby’s, Available Now: Salvador Dalí, Lewis Carroll. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Finely Bound and Signed Limited Edition. 15,000 USD
    Modern First Editions
    Available for Immediate Purchase
    Sotheby’s, Available Now: Ian Fleming. Live and Let Die. First Edition. 9,500 USD
    Sotheby’s, Available Now: J.K. Rowling. Harry Potter Series. Finely Bound First Printing Set of Complete Series. 5,650 USD
    Sotheby’s, Available Now: Ernest Hemingway. A Farewell to Arms. First Edition, First Printing. 4,200 USD
  • Bid on Heller, Joseph, Closing Time, Advance Readers Copy of Uncorrected Proof with a letter from Heller on his personal stationary
    Bid on Gates, Bill, How to Avoid a Climate Disaster, N Y: Knopf, 2021; first edition, with a handwritten note from Bill Gates
    Bid on Heller, Joseph, Catch-22, New York: Simon & Schuster, 1961, first edition, first printing, first issue dust jacket, inscribed on the front end paper by Heller
    Bid on Heller, Joseph, Something Happened, New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1974, first edition, inscribed on the front end paper by Heller
    Bid on Austen, Jane, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion, London: John Murray, 1818, in four volumes
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